Marie Gentile is a science/STEM education marketing communications professional with extensive experience developing programs for many of the country’s Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and NGO’s. In her role as Director of Communications, she manages all aspects of the Academy’s communications which includes press relations, thought leadership development, the Academy’s speaker’s bureau, production of Academy branded collateral, as well as serves as an integral member of the Academy’s Gala and Global STEM Alliance task forces. In addition she is the Executive Editor of the New York Academy of Sciences Magazine which is published twice a year and distributed to the more than 20,000 Academy Members worldwide, in both print and digital editions. Marie provides counsel on issues impacting science research, which includes Academy position statements and outreach to public officials and members of the scientific community.
Prior to joining the Academy, Marie worked for a leading public relations agency handling the company’s science and technology accounts. She also spent seven years with the Siemens Corporation and worked with business and trade groups, state and local government affairs and business development teams to help raise the company’s profile in key markets. She also served as institutional relations director of the Siemens Foundation where she was responsible for all marketing communications for the Foundation’s signature programs: the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, the nation’s premier science research program for high school students; the Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement and Siemens Teacher Scholarships.
Marie is an active Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the New York Academy of Sciences, and has served on numerous STEM education boards and advisory councils.